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1

Something that may help one to be successful or to gain something (n./adv./adj., 1 syn)

Advantage, advantageously, advantageous
Benefit
(is there any advantage in arriving early? - he was advantageously born into a rich family)

2

The coming or appearance of something (n., 1 syn)

Advent
Arrival
(with the advent of computers, many tasks have been made easier - the newspapers announced the advent of the concert season)

3

Able to move in a quick and easy way (adj./adv./n./n., 1 syn)

Agile, agilely, agileness, agility
Nimble
(deer are very agile animals - she moved agilely across the stage)

4

In spite of the facts, regardless of the fact (conj., 1 syn)

Albeit
Although
(his trip was successful, albeit tiring - albeit difficult at times, speaking another language is rewarding)

5

Attractive or interesting (adj./v./n./adv., 1 syn)

Appealing, appeal, appeal, appealingly
Alluring
(working abroad is appealing to many people - through his speeches, the candidate appealed to the voters)

6

Acclaimed, well-known and popular (adj., 1 syn)

Celebrated
Renowned
(the celebrated pianist will be giving a concert this weekend - San Francisco is celebrated for its multicultural makeup)

7

To go around; avoid (v./n., 1 syn)

Circumvent, circumvention
Evade
(the hacker attempted to circumvent the computer's security system - circumvention of the freshman math requirement is possible)

8

To hit one object against another with violent force; to be in opposition (v./n., 1 syn)

Collide, collision
Crash
(the collision caused major damage to both cars - moon craters were caused when large asteroids collided with the moon)

9

Modern, up-to-date (adj.), or (n.) a person living at the same time as another person (1 syn)

Contemporary, contemporary
Current
(contemporary architecture makes very good use of space - Cervantes was a contemporary of Shakespeare)

10

To divide among people or to give out (v./n., 1 syn)

Distribute, distribution
Dispense
(many publishers distribute their newspapers directly to homes in the area - the distribution of seeds is very quick with this new machine)

11

To promote, help, or support (v./n./n./adv./adv., 1 syn)

Encourage, encouragement, encourager, encouragingly, encouraging
Stimulate
(the government cut taxes in order to encourage spending - the professor gave each student the encouragement that was needed to learn the material)

12

Full of life, action, or power (adj./n./adv., 1 syn)

Energetic, energy, energetically
Vigorous
(sam hasn't been as energetic as he usually is - there's a lot of energy in these batteries)

13

Weak in health or in body (adj./n., 1 syn)

Frail, frailty
Fragile
(the frail wings of the newborn bird could not lift it off the ground - one of the frailties of human beings is laziness)

14

A high point of success or abundance (n., 1 syn)

Heyday
Pinnacle
(many settlers became rich during the heyday of the California gold rush of the 1800s - we are living in the heyday of digital communications)

15

An invented story or idea (n./adj./n., 1 syn)

Myth, mythological, mythology
Legend
(throughout history myths were created in an attempt to explain many common natural occurrences - mythology is the study of legends and fables)

16

To make pure; to improve (v./n./adj., 1 syn)

Refine, refinement, refined
Perfect
(factories must refine oil before it can be used as fuel - a squirt of lime juice is the perfect refinement to cola)

17

Value in doing something (adj., 1 syn)

Worthwhile
Rewarding
(It was worthwhile waiting ten hours in line for the tickets - it's worthwhile to prepare for the TOEFL)